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Lost Paintings

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June

I suppose that in incorporating elements of the ruination particles from under the bridge I have accepted some elements of the liveliness of the stuff that goes on in that space, almost ingested them and they’re being absorbed into my … Continue reading

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May: Andre Masson

  “The field of battle . . . literally threw me into the humus humain”[1] André Masson Figure, Oil and sand on canvas, 1926-7   On first reading the quote above it seemed to me that the French surrealist artist, … Continue reading

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April: Manifesto

Lewis Sykes suggested writing a manifesto in order to clarify my research. This has helped to focus my thoughts on those aspects of my work that seem important: I am for dumb material creativity. I am for knowledge. I am … Continue reading

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March: Automatism

Surrealist Automatism I will investigate automatic drawing and painting practice primarily through readings of the chapter on André Breton in Denis Lejeune’s The Radical Use of Chance in 20th Century Art (1994), the various chapters on automatism in David Maclagan’s … Continue reading

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February: Revised RD1

Chris Hamer, MRes Revised RD1 Statement, February 2015   How can the depiction of ruination on an East Manchester street explore the boundaries between human and non-human agency?     At the core of this research is the role of … Continue reading

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Towards an Open Work: Authorship, Ruins and Photography

In October 2015 I began to document the painted smearings on the internal surfaces of windows of the Dice Lounge, opposite the now abandoned Royal Bank of Scotland, on Stockport Road. Initially the regular gestures of the white Windowlene paint … Continue reading

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Notes on Failures of Vision

        Scotoma and PVD I woke up on a Tuesday morning in February 2011 with a growing visual blank patch in my right eye[i]. The preceding night I’d also experienced flashes of light in the same eye … Continue reading

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July Paintings VI (Stains)

   

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